What is the purpose of enabling system settings in mobile data?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by sunking101, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Whenever I go into my settings if away from WiFi, a pop-up appears telling me that system settings doesn't have access to mobile data. Why should it have? I find this pop-up terribly annoying. I know that the simple solution would be to enable 'settings' to have access to my cellular data plan but why exactly does entering the settings of my phone require a data connection? I usually go into settings to enable a WiFi connection, or to check my battery usage. Thanks.
  2. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    It needs it for things like iCloud access, and various other things, like deleting Safari data. It shouldn't use too much data if you turn it on.
  3. rigormortis, Dec 20, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    my ipad shows 21 gigs used since last reset. which was august 2nd

    my phone says 5.7 gigs since November 25th

    both show "settings" only using 500k or less. i don't understand why someone would turn that off on cellular

    theres also "system services" that can use a ton of data, if you are doing instant hotspot and itunes. that can use up a lot.

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